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Racism / White privilege

My (ignorant) take on white privilege and racism ….

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fail2ban, Debian buster/10 and iptables vs nftables

Buster forces a move to nftables, unfortunately fail2ban thinks it’s still using iptables, so nothing gets blocked. To fix ….

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Google Titan Security Key on Linux

Fixing udev so a Titan security key works on Linux …

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john the ripper on crypt passwords out of postfixadmin

This might help my future self : SELECT username, password into outfile ‘/tmp/passwords.txt’ fields terminated by ‘:’ optionally enclosed by ” lines terminated by ‘\n’ from mailbox where mailbox.active = 1; and then : john /tmp/passwords.txt …. e.g. root@mail:~# john /tmp/passwords.txt Created directory: /root/.john Loaded 2327 password hashes with 2326 different salts (md5crypt [MD5 32/64 […]

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Arduino lights etc.

One day I’ll give up on the illusion that I actually might post something useful here. Thanks to MonkeySailor. over Christmas I did had an Arduino and some lights. But there are loads of tutorials for it (like: http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-LED-Strip-Holiday-Lighting/ ) , so there’s no point in me trying to document it. Perhaps it’s time for […]

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Lazy wordpress updating using wp-cli.phar

Fed up installing updates to WordPress sites? Stick this in a cron job somewhere, and cross your fingers (a little)….

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The spam and regular expressions

I think the spammers need some help with their regular expressions….  

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spam (policyd-weight + excommunicado)

1. See http://github.com/palepurple/policyd-weight – I’m trying to make some changes to policyd-weight (something I’ve been using for ages) to make it more configurable and add in a GeoIP patch which I’ve seen floating around. 2. See https://twitter.com/excommunicado and http://blog.hinterlands.org/2013/11/an-update-on-communicado/ – for a DNS Blacklist you might want to use –  using excommunicado.co.uk as a RHSBL has stopped about 700 […]

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WordPress 3.6 is here….

And a new theme. Perhaps one day I’ll fix my twitter sync script. In the mean time, there’s a bit on Solr on Pale Purple’s blog. along with SpamDyke to stop Qmail being overrun by spam.

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Wanted: Developer with interesting skills…. oh, and it’s for the minimum wage… (Is this a joke?)

Recently on the Twitter the following (attached) image came up – presumably legit, of a job advert. Highlights below. It’s almost like someone cut and pasted two job postings together. The phone number does appear to be legit … so perhaps the advert itself is?